Behaviours That Drive Boardroom Effectiveness

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Behaviours That Drive Boardroom Effectiveness

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The boardroom landscape has evolved significantly in recent years with an increasingly larger emphasis being placed on the importance of strong behavioral skills. Corporate governance, legal responsibilities and strategy are all vital within a board. But a healthy board is a board where all individuals understand that they are there to work together as a team, not to distinguish themselves. 

Join us to learn tips on how to deal with boardroom conflict, challenge constructively, question appropriately and provide a measured response. These soft skills may have been overlooked in the past, but are now seen as a vital requirement of all board members.

About the speaker

Diana David has an entrepreneurial DNA with broad experience across start-ups, venture capital and strategy consulting. She spent a decade as part of FT’s Senior Management team reporting to the board, doubled revenue and profits for the content business, then moved in to the role of strategist and intrapreneur. She currently leads the Financial Times Executive Education initiatives in Asia-Pacific, including the flagship Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma, and focuses on angel investing at Sarana Capital. Prior to the FT, she launched and sold her own Chinese luxury brand. At the Pacific Group, she managed venture investments in new media, telecom and retail across Asia. Early in her career, she worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers on strategy for companies including Time Warner, Bertelsmann, Dun & Bradstreet, Korean Telecom & British Telecom. She began her career as an assistant to Dr Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates in New York. Diana has an MBA from Columbia University and a Financial Times Non-Executive Directors Diploma. She came to Asia on a prestigious Luce Scholarship and is a recipient of the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders award. Boards value her deep understanding of Asia and media, combined with a passion for good governance. She is an INED at DaVinci Labs, on the advisory board of and on the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong. She is a past elected Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of the Society of Publishers Asia.


Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 520.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
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  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Behaviours That Drive Boardroom Effectiveness

Tue, May 08, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Diana David, Advisor to Financial Times NED Asia

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
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